Thank you for every call, email, and letter to Congressional leaders that led to today’s decision to pull the American Health Care Act without a vote. Those committed to a compassionate and just vision for our society have had many moments of despair in recent months. Today was a reminder that persistence matters.
There is work to be done to fix Obamacare, and vigilance is also needed as attention shifts to other policy areas. But thanks to voices from across America, legislation that would have endangered millions of our sisters and brothers was, for now at least, turned away.
Your efforts made a difference.
Republicans in Congress delayed yesterday’s vote on the plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act because they did not have the votes to pas it. The efforts of grassroots advocates were invaluable. However, a vote is expected today, and your voice is needed more than ever. As our friends at the Justice Center explain below, we need you to call your representative in Congress today. Republican leaders do not want members of Congress to come home for their April recess and hear from constituents because of the widespread opposition to the repeal plan. This is contributing to their decision to push this vote.
Whether you have health care through the Affordable Care Act or not, this plan affects all Americans and leaves too many of our sisters and brothers more vulnerable than ever.
Thanks to the NC Justice Center for the information below:
TAKE ACTION! Your Efforts Are Working—Yesterday’s Health Care Vote Canceled. Keep Up the Pressure!
After failing to build enough support among Republicans in Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan and the Trump administration postponed yesterday’s scheduled vote on American Health Care Act. Thanks to people like you across the country making phone calls to Congress, they didn’t have the votes to pass their plan to take health care away from millions of Americans.
This is a huge setback for Trumpcare, but the fight isn’t over. President Trump has demanded the House vote on the bill again TODAY. In order to attract hardline conservative votes, the new bill will eliminate requirements that insurance plans cover essential services like maternity care, prescription drugs, and treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. That means the new Trumpcare bill would be even worse for North Carolina, and the House of Representatives will try to pass it without a new score by the Congressional Budget Office.
We need to keep the pressure up and flood the phone lines of Congress to protect our care and keep North Carolina covered.
TAKE ACTION NOW: Call your representative in the U.S. House and urge them to vote “no” on the American Health Care Act. Find your representative’s number and a sample phone script below.
1st District: Rep. G.K. Butterfield, 202.225.3101
2nd District: Rep. George Holding, 202.225.3032
3rd District: Rep. Walter Jones, 202.225.3415
4th District: Rep. David Price, 202.225.1784
5th District: Rep. Virginia Foxx, 202.225.2071
6th District: Rep. Mark Walker, 202.225.3065
7th District: Rep. David Rouzer, 202.225.2731
8th District: Rep. Richard Hudson, 202.225.3715
9th District: Rep. Robert Pittenger, 202.225.1976
10th District: Rep. Patrick McHenry, 202.225.2576
11th District: Rep. Mark Meadows, 202.225.6401
12th District: Rep. Alma Adams, 202.225.1510
13th District: Rep. Ted Budd, 202.225.4531
Please vote against the American Health Care Act, which would:
- Cut funding for Medicaid, shifting $6 billion to North Carolina’s state budget;
- Take away coverage from over one million North Carolinians; and
- Increase premium and deductible costs by over $7,500 a year for people in our state.